Wells-next-the-Sea

Primary & Nursery School

Year 2

Staff: Mrs H Norman, Mrs Sheldrake, Miss Myhill, Mrs Hems and Mrs Chesterman

Maths

This half-term, Year 2 will be learning about measuring mass, capacity and temperature. This will involve reading scales and comparing and ordering different measurements. We will also be thinking about how to answer 1 and 2 step word problems and consolidating our previous learning on methods for addition and subtraction.
In all of our learning we will think about why we believe our answers to be correct and how we can show and then prove this.

English

We will start by using the text ‘Manfish’ by Jennifer Berne. This will include thinking about what compound words are, identifying and using rich and varied vocabulary and then writing a biography of a person.
After that, our text will be ‘Ocean Meets Sky’ by The Fan Brothers. This will involve writing character and also setting descriptions using rich language, writing a diary entry and finally, a longer story.
Alongside our English, we will continue to have daily phonics or spellings lessons and reading sessions. We will also continue to improve our handwriting and continue to practise joining up our letters.

Discovery Learning

Science

In Science, we will be finding out about animals and their different habitats. We will include scientific thinking in our lessons and use enquiry to help us further our knowledge.

Geography

In our learning this half-term, we will be finding out about different sea creatures which call the seas and oceans home. We will be using some of our computing time to research these creatures and also to find their habitat on maps and atlases.

History

In our History lessons we will be learning about how Wells has changed over the years and why. We will also think about how seaside holidays generally have changed over time and the reasons for this.

PE

Our PE sessions will be on a Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon so please can children be wearing their PE kit on those days. They will need school shoes on but trainers to change into.

Woodlands

Our woodland session will be on a Monday afternoon. Please come to school in long sleeved clothes with trousers and with wellies available should it be wet. You will need to wear school shoes and then change into your outdoor footwear at the relevant time.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is our main form of communication with parents. We try to post most days and this could be information about your child's learning, reminders or general notices.

Home Learning

A home learning menu will be given out at the beginning of each half term. Your child will need to complete a minimum of 5 activities each half term, handing them in on a Thursday. 

Belongings

Please ensure your child's clothing and belongings are clearly labelled including their woodland kit.